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KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
At a meeting of the friends of this institution, holden at the Freemasons' Tavern, on Saturday the 21st June, 1828, His Grace the Duke of Wellington in the chair, it was unanimously resolved, ...
[London]: [1828].
3, [1] p. ; 25.3 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet. Drop-head title. King's College London was founded as the result of a public meeting held on 21 June 1828 as a Church of England alternative to the secular London University (later University College London, founded in 1826). King's was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. Soane copy 2 is a later impression including on the previously blank final page a report of a further meeting held on 17 July, 1828, signed by Henry Nelson Coleridge, and on p. 2 the name of an additional committee member, William Hamilton.

Copy Notes Both copies are enclosed in an undated printed covering letter (q.v.), together with lists of donations dated 14 July (q.v.) and 26 July (q.v.), and a lithographically printed letter from the committee dated in MS. 29th July 1828 (Archives 7/L/9/6), requesting 'still more extended support and patronage' in light of £77,000 of the minimum required sum of £100,000 having been raised in the four weeks since the first meeting.
Copy 1: Variant with blank p. [4].
Copy 2: 25.1 cm. Variant with additional text on p. [4].

Binding Folded papers.

Reference Number 5846


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